Begun in 2010 at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), the overarching purpose of the SERVIR-Himalaya initiative is to improve environmental decision-making in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region through dissemination and analyses of earth observation information. Stakeholders for this kind of information range from decision-makers at the regional level addressing trans-boundary issues, to national governments, scientists, students, the general public, USAID, other donors, and development practitioners working in the region. Ultimately, SERVIR should help to reach beyond the scientific community to ensure an impact on communities. SERVIR-Himalaya is intended to strengthen ICIMOD’s capabilities as an established regional resource center on geospatial information and Earth observation applications for the HKH region.
SERVIR-Himalaya Science Applications demonstrated at 2011 Bhutan Climate Summit
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Land Cover Dynamics in Bhutan Tool
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Areas of focus for SERVIR-Himalaya include the development of decision support tools for monitoring snow and glacier melt, georeferencing biodiversity information, improving search and download capability for geospatial data sets covering the Himalayan region, validating national scale land-cover products, and more.